December 2015

Band Concert

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 12/17/2015 - 11:04

On Monday the 7th, the SaJhs Bands performed for their winter concert. They’d been practicing for months and put on a great show, but there was some hassle earlier that day. The percussion class met with the Concert Band for the first time during Olympic time that day. They only got through one song in that period, so they decided on an practice at 4:00 that day. They practiced some more and were ready.

Zach Hunter

Christmas Break

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 10:17

Christmas break is just around the corner and all students are anxious for the two week break over the exciting December holiday. However for every good, unfortunately, there has to be a bad. Along with the upcoming break there is also end of term which means students will be busy completing and turning in late and/or missing assignments along with getting their low grades up. With the end of term heading our way it would be a smart idea to take advantage of our Olympic time in the afternoons.

Grace Stokes

Netsmartz Assembly

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 10:07


On Friday December 11th we had an awesome internet safety assembly brought to you by NetSmartz. It was to educate kids on how to be safe on the internet. What types of information is ok to post on social media and how to tell if someone is taking advantage of you on the internet or social media sites. Read the terms of service on apps, Some apps are allowed to send text messages without you knowing or post on instagram whenever they want with your account. The internet is a scary place if you are safe on it. Thank you! NetSmartz.

Bridger Hall

Star Wars: Suspense is Building

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 10:02
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just 3 days away and everyone is getting excited. You could argue that the biggest movie of the year was Avengers: Age of Ultron, but some disagree. quoted a Citi prediction that said Star Wars will make $1.75 billion worldwide throughout its time in the theater. Harrison Ford, (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Leia) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) will return in this 7th movie. Fans of the older movies and the newer ones will join to see this huge story.
Zach Hunter

Favorite Part of Christmas

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 09:59

I went around our school today and interviewed a few of our fellow Spartans. I asked them what their favorite part about Christmas is. Avery Parrish said, That her favorite thing was candy canes. She really likes candy canes. Brandi Mcghie said, That she loves hot chocolate and that’s her favorite part of Christmas. Shelby Patten Said,  that her favorite part is when it snows. She loves how pretty it looks.

Jocelyn Johnson

Hot Chocolate

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 09:56

Do you like hot chocolate? Do you like being creative? Then you should definitely read this article. Hot chocolate is a good warm drink to make every day feel like a holiday. It warms you up on a cold winter night, and wakes you up in the morning to start off a merry day! Hot chocolate goes great with any peppermint treat. Sometimes going with a classic hot chocolate is great, but it is fun to change things up and try new ways to make Hot Chocolate. Here are 6 different ways to have your hot chocolate:  

Addison Hodgson

SaJHS student says Tumbling Team is needed

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 09:44
Our school has many sports for students to choose from. They have tennis, golf, basketball, football, wrestling, drill, cheer, and more. One sport that our school doesn’t have is tumbling. Tumbling is a part of gymnastics that you do on the floor. You learn different skills like back handsprings, back tucks, layouts, whips, and other tricks. I personally think that our school should have a tumbling team because it’s a good way to get your exercise and you can have fun while doing it. Tumbling includes a rod floor, a tumble track, trampoline, and sometimes a double mini.
Sophie Callister

The Olympics come to SaJHS

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:04

Mrs. Van De Graaff's ninth graders have been studying Ancient Greek and Roman history for the past month. As part of their study on Greece's Olympic Games students participated in their own events including foot races, discus, shot put, strength tests and many more.

Kristen Van De Graaf

Attack of the Clones Movie Review

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:13

It is 1 week and 5 days till Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this week we’re talking Episode 2: Attack of the Clones. This is the 5th movie made in the saga in the world’s timeline, but it is the 2nd in the Star Wars timeline. Since this is an opinion article, I going to totally slam this movie, so stop reading now if you love it.

Zach Hunter